Featured this year was the CreamSource Micro. The Creamsource Micro is less than half the size of the Creamsource Mini+, at just 8.66” x 8.7” x 3.94” (W x H x D), and weighing in at approximately 5.5 lbs. It features a rugged and waterproof design, with an IP65 rating which means it can be used in all weather. Light output is the same excellent quality as the rest of the Creamsource range, with color temperature adjustable from 2700 to 6500K and a CRI/TLCI of greater than 90. Drawing only 80W, it rivals the light output and punch typical of some 200W HMI Luminaires. Unlike most bi-color fixtures, the Micro maintains constant power output across the whole CCT range, so users always get the unit’s full potential, and there is no reason to have to choose between a bi-color or daylight system. Another key innovation of the Micro is its wide 10-32V operating voltage, allowing users to power the fixture from a single 90WH battery, or directly from a car. Shown here surviving the toughest conditions.
Dedolight brought their range of studio and field LED fixtures to NAB this year. Their focusing fixtures include the stand or camera mounted Turbo series in tungsten, daylight or bicolor, the DLED2, and the DLED4. If you need LED panel lights, they have the Felloni panel and the DLEDRama in different sizes and configurations. The larger fixtures are DMX controlled and are at home in the studio or in the field. Most of their fixtures are available in multi-head kits with all the accessories you could possibly need.
DeSisti showed their new SoftLED 2 XL which has replaced the remote phosphor technology used in the SoftLEDs with Fixed White chips. These new chips are adding 50% more light output than their predecessors while retaining CRIs greater than 96 and TLCIs of 97.5. I was told that Lighting Designers had requested DeSisti to add a longer fixture with a larger surface area. It’s nice to know they listened and acting on those suggestions. The SoftLED 2 XL uses the same power as the SoftLED 4 but is 20% brighter.
On another note, the Piccoletto joins the DeSisti line of Variable White Fresnels (2700K - 6500K). This is their 300W tungsten equivalent.
DeSisti showed several exciting new fixtures for the types of small studio spaces which are increasingly common as more and more clients move to in-house content creation to feed social media.
The Piccoletto is a 30W, 3” LED Fresnel with an impressive 15-80 degree zoom. Available in tungsten or daylight and a CRI of 95+, this tiny unit weighs 2.5 pounds and is also available as a track mount fixture. When used with track, control can be via DMX using the power + data track which is becoming increasingly common or optional Bluetooth control using the Casambi app. There is also a variable-white color temperature unit coming early next year.
The Soft LED 1 is a 60W remote phosphor LED softlight. Shipping in Q1, this unit will offer similar configurations as the Picolletto and provides the even, soft, wrapping light that has made remote phosphor fixtures so popular.
DeSisti has also added the option of mounting their existing, larger F4.7 Fresnel fixtures to power + data track for spaces requiring higher output or a longer throw than the Piccolletto.
Coemar showed finalized versions of their RGBW LEDko and SoftLite fixtures as well as the LEDko EXT Exterior LED Profile.
The LEDko was shown with a 28-40 degree zoom optic producing a very flat field. The individual LEDs making up the illuminator have been chosen for their color range and even mixing. LEDko units are also available in fixed color temperature white at 3200k and 5600k at a CRI of 92 and an optional Studio version with a CRI of 97.
The LEDko EXT marries the above with a sleek, IP65 rated aluminum housing for outdoor use. Adjustments to focus, gobo, and shutters are manual and made by removing the front section of the barrel.
Coemar also showed their SoftLite RGBW LED wash unit. With a 120-degree field, this 250W unit is a capable wash light for large areas. The LEDs are shielded behind a frosted acrylic panel which eliminates the pixelation sometimes seen with this type of larger unit. The addition of an asymmetric reflector further improves its use as a cyc light. The combination of the wide angle and high output mean that it should be possible to reduce the overall number of fixtures required for many installations.
Dracast has revealed an attractive and round soft light under it's Aparo brand dubbed the “Luna.” Based on the existing Silk Ray, these fixtures will come in larger sizes with a very narrow profile (at just over ½ an inch). Edge-mount LED’s point inward while a distribution panel creates a soft, 180 degree beam spread. According to Dracast, this technology mimics ambient light by eliminating hot spots and hard shadows. Available in either bicolor or daylight, this fixture will be ideal for portrait photography due to the exceptional softness and wrap it creates around the subject.
DTS' stand was at LDI with their new LED bar KATANA, and the moving heads CORE and NRG 1401.
KATANA introduces a brand new type of light beam: the dynamic ‘blade’ projection. Thanks to a custom 3.5° - 30° linear zoom, KATANA is capable of projecting an extra-bright blade of light that cuts through any show. Single pixel control lets you obtain stunning dynamic multicolor effects. And a super-fast motorized tilt adds a dynamic impact to your lighting performance.
NICK NRG range is a high-performance LED wash moving head. Extreme brightness, single pixel control, and 4° to 52° zoom range make this fixture perfect for a wide range of applications, either as a beam light with multi-color rays, or as a wash light with a very wide projection that comes in three sizes.
CORE is a powerful and compact discharge moving head. SPOT and BEAM all in one with the fastest effects ever seen. CORE is versatile: thanks to its 440 W HRI LAMP (24,000 Lumens), CORE is perfect in a range of applications, from TV studios to live concerts. All this in only 22 kg.
Elation showed a number of their new moving lights and static LED fixtures, most notably they debuted a pair of moving lights that are rated for outdoor use, the Proteus Beam and Hybrid. These are two moving lights that will work together well in any outdoor environment with their IP65 rating.
Platinum 1200 Wash
- Output equivalent to 1500W discharge sources.
- An extremely bright LED color wash moving head luminaire with (19) 65W Osram™ multi-chip RGBW LEDs
- 5° to 50° motorized zoom
- 8-bit and 16-bit color mixing along with adjustable linear color temperature (2,700K - 8,000K)
- Adjustable GAMMA brightness and LED refresh rates
- A patent pending high power 7 color wash luminaire, featuring (19) 25W multi-chip LEDs including Red, Green, Blue, White, Amber, Cyan, and UV
- 5° to 50° motorized zoom
- Features a silent mode which reduces fan noise by over 25% decibels
- Utilizes (3) pixel ring control, color-pixel zone and color preset macro effects along with CRI presets (85, 90, 95) and linear color temperature presets (2,700 - 8,000K)
- Adjustable GAMMA brightness and LED refresh rates
- A brilliant compact beam moving effect luminaire with (3) 60W Osram™ RGBW LEDs
- 5° to 50° motorized zoom as well as fast and precise 16-bit continuous full 360° pan and tilt rotation
- Utilizes pixel control and adjustable color temperature (2,700K - 8,000K)
- Features a new 440W LED Cool White LED engine delivering a total of 20,000 lumens
- 11° to 38° zoom with full CMY color mixing and CTO as well as 7 dichroic colors
- 6 rotating glass and 7 static-stamped metal interchangeable gobos
- 4-blade framing shutter system and 3-facet rotating prism along with frost filter and motorized iris and focus
Fuze Wash Z120 and Z350
- Single source par moving head wash luminaire featuring a 120W and 350W Quad Color RGBW COB LED
- 12° to 53° motorized zoom on the 350W unit and a tighter 7° to 55° motorized zoom on the 120W unit
- Both units also have an optional snoot accessory
Fuze Par Z60 IP and Z120 IP
- Single source silent operating par luminaire featuring a 60W and 120W Quad Color RGBW COB LED
- 7° to 39° motorized zoom on the 60W unit and a wider 7° to 55° motorized zoom on the 120W unit
- Both of these units also include a barn door accessory
Elation had many new offerings at the show. Three fixtures of particular interest were:
TheArtiste Picasso™features a new 600W 8,000K Cool White LED engine with advanced optics delivering over 22,000 total lumens, ultra wide 7° to 53° zoom, full CMY color mixing and linear CTO color correction, 7 dichroic colors, 7 rotating glass and 7 static-stamped metal interchangeable gobos, 4-blade rotating framing shutter system, full 360° bi-directional animation wheel, 8-facet and linear rotating prisms, 2 frost filters, multiple color, framing, prism, and frost macros, motorized iris, focus, and auto-focus, selectable dimming curve modes, high speed electronic shutter and strobe, hibernation mode, DMX, RDM (Remote Device Management), Art-NET, and sACN protocol support, Elation’s E-FLY™ internal wireless DMX transceiver, 5pin XLR, RJ45 etherCON, and powerCON TRUE1 in/out connections, full color 180° reversible menu display with 6 button touch control panel, battery backup for display power, adjustable LED refresh rate and gamma brightness for flicker free operation for TV and FILM, and a multi-voltage universal auto switching power supply (100-240v). This fixture should be available early next year.
TheSmarty Hybrid™is a compact full-featured CMY color mixing spot, beam, and wash hybrid luminaire featuring the all-new Philips™ Platinum Flex 200 lamp with “FLEX” technology which uses a smartly designed discharge lamp/ballast package to produce high output and compact performance at an efficient, long life solution of up to 10,000 hours. Features include motorized zoom ranges of 2° to 20° in beam mode and 3° to 25° in spot mode, a full CMY color mixing system, a frost filter for wash effects, 13 dichroic colors including CTB, CTO, and UV, 8 rotating interchangeable glass and 12 static-stamped metal gobos, a 16 and 8 facet independent rotating prisms, multiple CMY color, gobo, and prism macros, motorized focus and auto-focus, high speed shutter and strobe, lamp hibernation mode, DMX, RDM (Remote Device Management), Art-NET, and sACN protocol support, Elation’s E-FLY™ internal wireless DMX transceiver, 5pin XLR, RJ45 etherCON, and powerCON TRUE1 in/out connections, full color 180° reversible menu display with battery backup, and a multi-voltage universal auto switching power supply (100-240v).
The DARTZ 360™ is a unique, compact, narrow beam luminaire featuring a new patent pending single source 50W RGB LED engine producing an impressive 3° aperture, amazing high output level and smooth color-mixed effects that can be used in a variety of applications requiring no minimum safe project distance as with typical discharge lamp beam fixtures, fast and precise 16-bit continuous 360° pan and tilt rotation, 14 static-stamped metal gobos, 6-facet linear and 8-facet independent rotating prisms, 0-100% linear frost filter for wash effects, high speed electronic shutter and strobe, electronic dimming and variable dimming curve modes, adjustable LED refresh rate and gamma brightness for flicker free operation for TV and Film, DMX, RDM (Remote Device Management), Kling-Net, Art-NET and sACN protocol support, Elation’s E-FLY™ internal wireless DMX transceiver, 5pin XLR, RJ45 etherCON, and powerCON TRUE1 in/out connections, full color 180° reversible menu display with multi-button control panel, battery backup for display power and a multi-voltage universal auto switching power supply (100-240v).
In addition to the new, evolved logo reveal at LDI - ETC had some interesting new things to show off.
Gio @5™ brings the high-end control of the larger Eos® family consoles to venues with smaller booths – or smaller budgets.
This portable console packs all the control necessities into a compact footprint, so external monitors and accessories are optional. With an articulating, 17-inch, multi-touch LCD display, five definable and page-able motorized faders and a master fader pair, Gio @5 is the perfect step up for Ion® users who want expanded hands-on access to playbacks, color control, touchscreen Magic Sheets and more.
Key features of the Gio @5 console include:
- The Gio/Eos Ti® facepanel layout, including the backlit keys, master fader pair, and fader controls keys
- 5 60mm motorized faders and associated controls/displays
- 1 integral, 17-inch, articulating multi-touch monitor
- 2 sets of controls keys along the left side of the display
- 2 network ports (Non-PSE) and 4 Hardline DMX/RDM ports
- 1 Littlite port
- Contact closures for remote triggers
- Output capacities from 2K to 32K, upgradable in 1K increments
- Support for up to two external high-resolution multi-touch monitors
- Compatibility with all Eos family accessories
Also in the booth was the ColorSource Consoles - including the AV version that does basic audio and video cues.
Sensor IQ277V brings the function and form-factor of the current 120V Sensor IQ to a broader market. With options for 15-, 20-, and 30-amp one-pole hydraulic-magnetic breakers, this panel is ideal for commercial facilities such as arenas, stadiums, and convention centers. These panels will soon be available in 240V models for the non-CE international markets.
Also making its first appearance at LDI was be the Source 4WRD™retrofit, which transforms full-sized conventional Source Four® fixtures into LED luminaires.
In fixtures, there was the brand-new ColorSource® Linear striplight. LDI show attendees also got demos of the Irideon™ FPZ architectural luminaire, the GDS CueSystem cue light system, and the Prodigy® P75 Self Climber hoist.
ETC’s booth atLDI 2017was awash in color as the newColorSource CYCluminaire made its debut. This new compact, affordable five-color LED cyclorama light that specializes in smooth washes and rich color.
Among the other products making their first appearance at LDI were theIon Xe and Ion Xe 20consoles, which update the compact Eos® family desk with backlit keyboards, increased output, and the option of built-in faders.
Also showing for the first time was theSource 4WRD™ PAR and PARnel– which combine new fixture bodies with the Source 4WRD engine to create incredibly bright LED wash lights – and a Source 4WRD Daylight unit (5700K).
LDI attendees also saw new varieties of theIrideon™ FPZ architectural luminaire and the GDS by ETCArcLamp. At the ETC Rigging stand was theProdigy® P75 Self Climberhoist and a new, custom cart for theFoundation Desk.